Elective Topics

Participants select from a library of over 80 hours of CME offerings on a broad range of topics, especially selected and developed to meet the needs of primary care physicians and clinicians. Participants may choose from the approved modules and topics based on their needs and the needs of their patients.


Educational offerings include new, case-based and interactive modules as well as a variety of select offerings from various ASAM educational activities. The selection of elective topics is continually expanding to ensure the most up-to-date and relevant information for program participants. 


Elective Topics include a wide variety of subjects including:

  1. Neurobiology of Addiction
  2. Adolescents
  3. Medical Co-Morbidities
  4. Psychiatric Co-Morbidities
  5. General Withdrawal Management
  6. Opioid Withdrawal Management
  7. Payment Pathways
  8. Counseling Pregnant Women with Addiction
  9. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Addiction
  10. Tips for Implementing ASAM Criteria (levels of care)
  11. Tips for Successful Office-Based Practice (payment/billing and coding)
  12. Urine Drug Testing
  13. Medical Care for People with Addictive Disorders
  14. Pain and Addiction
  15. Urine Drug Testing
  16. Cannabis 
  17. Motivational Interviewing
  18. 12-Step and Other Psychosocial Interventions


And more....


Participants also have the option of completing additional FAME sessions to fulfill this requirement of the program.



The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is comprised of five activities (defined below) that together equal a total of 40 CME hours.  Click on the links below to learn more about each component of the program.

All offerings eligible to fulfill the Elective Topics activity of The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Recognition Program have been mapped to the ASAM Fundamentals Recognition Program Competencies and Learning Objectives